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Picturing the Social: 2016 Conference

Date - Monday, 20th June 2016 (All Day)


This will be of interest to doctoral researchers working on social media.

The Visual Social Media Lab (which is directed by Farida Vis is hosting its second ‘Picturing the Social’ conference on the 20th of June 2016, at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester with a great line up:

Susan Etlinger (Altimeter Group, A Prophet Company), Paolo Gerbaudo (King’s College, London), Katharina Lobinger (University of Bremen), Fatima Aziz (EHESS, Paris), Simon Faulkner (Visual Social Media Lab/MMU), Matteo Azzi and Gabriele Colombo (Density Design/Politecnico di Milano), Rebecca Moody (Erasmus University, Rotterdam), An Xiao Mina (Meedan), Anne Burns (Visual Social Media Lab/ University of Sheffield), Lin Prøitz (Visual Social Media Lab/University of Sheffield), Farida Vis (Visual Social Media Lab/University of Sheffield).

There will also be a small post conference workshop on the 21st of June, for people working in this area.

The conference will explore contemporary image sharing on social media and online visual cultures, with the aim of creating productive dialogue.

The workshop will go in to more depth about four specific aspects and challenges that frequently emerge when researching social media images:

  1. how to deal with the challenges of interdisciplinarity
  2. how to make the most of using and combining different methods from across the Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences
  3. how to work with different available tools or develop new ones if no suitable tools exist
  4. how to visually represent and tell stories with data that is already visual.

More information, programme and registrations here.

(the conference is £20, which includes lunch and a drinks reception and the workshop is £10 which includes lunch).

Note: You can always check with your supervisor or the research groups you belong to, whether there are any available funds to cover the conference expenses.